The Minority Issue

  • Rasmus Christian Elling

Abstract

The downfall of the Pahlavi monarchy during the 1978–9 Iranian Revolution brought about a short, intense period of activity in Iran’s minority regions. The movement against the shah was a broad coalition that spanned Persian speakers and non-Persian speakers alike, and its leaders presented the revolution as an Islamic road to social justice for women, minorities, industrial workers, students, farmers and shantytown-dwellers.

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